Windows 10: Black & White mode

Vishal Raj
2 min readNov 29, 2020


Windows 10 Black & White mode

Very recently I bought myself, a Google Pixel 4A, a stylish & sleek mobile. I have always been a fan of the Pixel series since its launch.

A new feature which I found with Pixel 4A is, it allows you to set your sleep & wake up time. During this period, the phone turns to Do not disturb mode and more brilliant, the display turns an eye soothing Black & White mode. I am love with this.

Now, since I am a software engineer by profession and passion, I spend quite a lot of my time on my laptop. I own a Dell XPS 7390 :-)
Even though the Windows operating system has Night Light mode, I don’t like it much. To me, it does not help much.

So, considering the case above with my Pixel 4A, I just turned curios if Windows 10 also as any such feature. I searched on google and TADAA.. I hit the jackpot (at least for me). Windows 10 has a setting where you can turn color filter on or off.

Hit the Windows key and type “Turn color filter on or off”. This takes you to System setting page for color filter. From their, you can turn on the color filter and enable global shortcut toggle key, which is Ctrl + Win + C.

With this, you can toggle between color or black & white display mode. Black & White mode to the rescue of night owls.

Combine this feature with Night mode and the display turns even dimmer.

Thats all folks!!

Originally published at on November 29, 2020.